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From morality to the end of reason : an essay on rights, reasons, and responsibility, Ingmar Persson

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From morality to the end of reason : an essay on rights, reasons, and responsibility
Title
From morality to the end of reason
Title remainder
an essay on rights, reasons, and responsibility
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Ingmar Persson
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Language
eng
Summary
Many philosophers think that if you're morally responsible for a state of affairs, you must be a cause of it. Ingmar Persson argues that this strand of common sense morality is asymmetrical, in that it features the act-omission doctrine, according to which there are stronger reasons against performing some harmful actions than in favour of performing any beneficial actions. He analyses the act-omission doctrine as consisting in a theory of negative rights, according to which there are rights not to have one's life, body, and property interfered with, and a conception of responsibility as being based on causality. This conception of responsibility is also found to be involved in the doctrine of double effect. The outcome of Persson's critical examination of these ideas is that reasons of rights are replaced by reasons of beneficence, and we are made responsible for what is under the influence of our practical reasons. The argument gives rise to a symmetrical, consequentialist morality which is more demanding but less authoritative than common sense morality, because reasons of beneficence are weaker than reasons of rights. It is also argued that there are no non-naturalist external practical reasons, and all practical reasons are desire-dependent: so practical reasons cannot be universally binding. The question is whether such a morality possesses enough authority to command our compliance. This seems necessary in order for us to cope with the greatest moral problems of our time, such as aid to developing countries and anthropogenic climate change --
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Persson, Ingmar
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Double effect (Ethics)
  • Ethics
  • Act (Philosophy)
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From morality to the end of reason : an essay on rights, reasons, and responsibility, Ingmar Persson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-321) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The non-transitivity of identity of supervenient properties
  • Maximizing value and acting responsibly
  • The end of epistemic reasons
  • The end of practical reasons
  • The nature of rights
  • Problems in the theory of rights
  • The act-omission doctrine and negative rights
  • Two act-omission paradoxes
  • The nature of mental explanations
  • Double effect troubles
  • Reasons of beneficence and reason-based responsibility
  • Consequences involving other acts
Control code
FIEb17445358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199676552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852806160
Label
From morality to the end of reason : an essay on rights, reasons, and responsibility, Ingmar Persson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The non-transitivity of identity of supervenient properties
  • Maximizing value and acting responsibly
  • The end of epistemic reasons
  • The end of practical reasons
  • The nature of rights
  • Problems in the theory of rights
  • The act-omission doctrine and negative rights
  • Two act-omission paradoxes
  • The nature of mental explanations
  • Double effect troubles
  • Reasons of beneficence and reason-based responsibility
  • Consequences involving other acts
Control code
FIEb17445358
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780199676552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)852806160

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